The First Assembly Church of God inaugural singing Christmas tree event was a success.
Organisers said the evenings were labelled by many in a crowd of more than 3,000 as excellent, fulfilling the dream of Elsa Bobb to host the show in Grand Cayman as the proceedings were simulcast worldwide on the Internet.
The event will be a signature event for the Cayman Islands with expectations of drawing a larger crowd next year, read a news release from the church.
Because of the large turn-out, organisers have decided a shuttle service will be put in place for the event next year. They also apologised for any inconvenience some may have experienced.
The evening started off with a pre-show featuring local acts, such as the Cayman Islands Men’s National Choir, skits, and a variety of other performances.
The 70-voice interdenominational choir filled the tree with Broadway styled songs celebrating the birth of Christ.
Adding to the harmonious melodies were international recording gospel artists Jimmy Gordon and Dennis Wilson. Paula Hinds from Barbados was also was one of the featured voices, combining with local artists including Elsa Bobb, choir director and producer; Ferdinand Nichols, assistant choir director from Barbados; Kevon Hyre, Lorraine Stuart and Miss Cayman Lindsay Japal. Other singers included Michelle Dennis-Powell and the children’s choirs of the Assemblies of God.
In his Christmas message to the crowd, First Assembly senior Pastor Torrance Bobb challenged people to commit their lives to the Lord.
The event would not have been possible without the many churches, individuals and corporations who generously gave their support.